Ellen Gallant

  • Interventional Cardiologist
  • Mount Everest Hiker

Ellen Gallant is trained as an interventional cardiologist.  In 2002, she discovered the mountains of the Himalayas and, in particular, Everest.  Over the next 12 years IF  she was not working, she was climbing and training to be worthy of that mountain. She found herself at basecamp on April 18, 2014 when an ice release above camp killed 16 climbers. Despite that event, she returned to the Khumbu in 2015 and was again at base camp on April 25 when a massive 7.9 earthquake and avalanche ripped through camp including her own tent, killing 22 climbers plus over 9000 throughout Nepal and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.

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    Attitude, Change, Female Motivational, Inspiration, Keynote, Leadership, Motivation, Motivational Keynote, Overcoming Adversity, Personal Growth, TED Talks, Women’s Motivational

  • Travels From:

    Wyoming

  • Price:

    Under $5,000

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The Mountain is Calling, and I Must Go | Ellen Gallant | TEDxJacksonHole

Ellen Gallant is trained as an interventional cardiologist.  In 2002, she discovered the mountains of the Himalayas and, in particular, Everest.  Over the next 12 years IF  she was not working, she was climbing and training to be worthy of that mountain. She found herself at basecamp on April 18, 2014 when an ice release above camp killed 16 climbers. Despite that event, she returned to the Khumbu in 2015 and was again at base camp on April 25 when a massive 7.9 earthquake and avalanche ripped through camp including her own tent, killing 22 climbers plus over 9000 throughout Nepal and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.

The Mountain is Calling and I Must Go

After years of training and climbing in order to be worthy of this mountain, Ellen found herself at base camp on April 18, 2014 when an ice release above camp killed 16 climbers. Despite that event, she chose to return to the Himalayas in 2015 and was again at base camp on April 25 when a massive 7.9 earthquake and avalanche hit camp including her own tent, killing 22 climbers plus over 9000 others throughout Nepal and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.

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